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HTC announce the '10', their new Android flagship device

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HTC have announced the '10', their new Android flagship device. 

With a design language that is distinctly HTC, echoing past devices as well as the recent A9 product, the 10 is instantly recognisable as a HTC product, despite dispensing with classic HTC cues such as the front HTC logo and offset USB port (FINALLY!). As you'd expect, the device isn't left wanting in the specs department - if it all works together well, it looks like it could be a killer device.

Let's look at the raw specs first (I know that's where we all like to start!)...
 

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SIZE: 145.9 x 71.9 x 3.0 - 9.0mm
WEIGHT: 161g

DISPLAY: 5.2 inch, Quad HD (2560 x 1440 pixels, 564 pixels per inch) Super LCD 5 with curved-edge Gorilla Glass
PLATFORM
·       Android 6 with HTC Sense

PROCESSOR
·       Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 820
·       Quad-core, 64-bit, up to 2.2Ghz

MEMORY
·       Total storage:  32GB or 64GB (available capacity varies by market)
·       RAM: 4GB
·       Expandable: microSD™ expansion supports additional memory cards up to 2TB with Flex Storage (optional cards not included)

CAMERA
Main Camera

·       12MP HTC UltraPixel™ 2 (1.55µm pixel size)
·       Laser autofocus
·       BSI sensor
·       Optical Image Stabilization (OIS)
·       f/1.8 aperture, 26mm focal length
·       Dual tone LED flash
·       4K video recording with Hi-Res Audio
·       Slow motion video recording at 720p, 120fps
·       Modes include Auto-HDR, Panorama, Pro mode with manual control and 12-bit RAW format support, Hyperlapse, Zoe capture, Video Pic, and continuous shooting up to 8fps

Front Camera
·       5MP (1.34µm pixel size)
·       Autofocus
·       BSI sensor
·       Optical Image Stabilization (OIS)
·       f/1.8 aperture, 23mm focal length
·       Full HD 1080p video recording
·       Modes include Auto-HDR, Auto Selfie, Voice Selfie, and Live Make-Up

SOUND
·       HTC BoomSound™ Hi-Fi Edition
·       Dolby Audio™ 4
·       Personal Audio Profile
·       Hi-Res Audio certified
·       Hi-Res Audio earphones
·       Hi-Res Audio stereo recording
·       Three microphones with noise cancelation

NETWORK
2G/2.5G GSM/GPRS/EDGE:

·       850/900/1800/1900 MHz

3G UMTS
·       850/900/1900/2100 MHz

4G LTE™ (up to 450Mbps)
·       Asia/Europe: FDD B1, 3, 5, 7, 8, 12, 20, 28, 32; TDD B38, 40, 41

SIM
·       Nano SIM

SENSORS
·       Ambient light sensor
·       Proximity sensor
·       Motion G-sensor
·       Compass sensor
·       Gyro sensor
·       Magnetic sensor
·       Fingerprint sensor
·       Sensor Hub for activity tracking
 

LOCATION
·       GPS + GLONASS + Beidou
 
CONNECTIVITY
·       USB 3.1 Gen1, Type-C
·       3.5mm stereo audio jack
·       Bluetooth® 4.2
·       Wi-Fi®: 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4 & 5GHz)
·       NFC
·       DisplayPort
·       DNLA™
·       Miracast™
·       Google Cast™
·       AirPlay™
·       HTC Connect™ for wirelessly streaming media from the phone to compatible multi-room audio systems, TVs, portable speakers and home entertainment systems

BATTERY
·       Capacity: 3000mAh
·       Talk time on 3G/4G: up to 27 hours
·       Standby time on 3G/4G: up to 19 days
·       Power saving mode
·       Extreme power saving mode
·       Quick Charge 3.0 with cool charge: up to 50% charge in 30 minutes

ADDITIONAL FEATURES
·       Display color personalization
·       Ice View case
·       Motion Launch
·       Quiet ring on pick-up
·       Pocket mode

 

Impressed? With the possible exception of wireless charging, HTC have crammed everything in the device you'd expect from a top end model in 2016.

We're going to be putting the HTC 10 through it's paces ahead of a full review over the coming week or so, but we're particularly excited to put HTC's camera and audio claims to the test. A score of 88 on DXOmark is up there with the very best and HTC also make big claims about the audio, even though traditional boomsound has been replaced by a split setup with the main earpiece speaker for treble and a bottom mounted speaker for bass.

We're slightly sceptical about HTC's claims regarding their Boost+ app for 'performance improvements' by clearing apps out of RAM (really, just no) but we'll see.

You can find out more about the HTC 10 on the phone's product page at HTC.com, where you can also pre-order the device for £569.


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Looks good!

I'm interested to see how the OIS helps the camera, the RAW/manual shooting capabilities and how responsive/accurate the fingerprint sensor is.

Have you got an 'ice view' case to test as well?

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'The new HTC 10 with unique misaligned home button and additional acre of space above, designed exclusively in collaboration with Stevie Wonder'

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On 4/12/2016 at 8:52 PM, Sere83 said:

'The new HTC 10 with unique misaligned home button and additional acre of space above, designed exclusively in collaboration with Stevie Wonder'

I assume the reasoning for that is the same as when they had a HTC logo - that's where the screen electronics are.

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12 hours ago, PaulOBrien said:

I assume the reasoning for that is the same as when they had a HTC logo - that's where the screen electronics are.

P

hmm that's odd most other companies do not face such an issue with their screen electronics, all I know is It looks appalling. To be honest I feel the whole look is mediocre at best from a design perspective. Pretty chunky, wasted space, weird chamfer etc. When it comes to building hardware I think HTC has been eclipsed by the likes of oppo, vivo, meizu, xiaomi, huwaei although it is nice to see HTC bouncing back a bit with a decent spec and cameras, overpriced though.

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